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Outfield prospect Jason Coats starts White Sox triple play

Outfield prospect Jason Coats starts White Sox triple play

White Sox outfield prospect Jason Coats never had seen a triple play completed in person until he made the catch that started one Thursday in a 9-2 loss to the Royals.

With Royals runners leaving first and second base, Coats caught a Tony Cruz line drive in left field. He threw to Sox shortstop Jimmy Rollins, who caught the first Royals runner off second base. Rollins then rifled a throw to first baseman Mike Olt, who completed the play.

"I just got lucky," Coats said. "They were doing a hit and run, the ball line-drived to me and stayed up enough for me to catch it. … Once I caught it,...

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